Podcasts

Rebroadcast: Origin Stories

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts ...
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275: Alternative Facts, Falsehoods and Delusions: The Lies We’ve Told Ourselves and Each Other in American History

Late last month, the Washington Post reported President Trump has made some 9,451 false or misleading claims throughout his term ...
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The Columbine massacre

On April 20th 1999 a mass shooting in the USA shocked the world and started a devastating trend of violence ...
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How organic farming started

In the aftermath of World War Two pesticides and chemical fertilisers started to become more widespread in the UK. Worries ...
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Bacon’s Rebellion, Part 2

Last time, we talked about the many reasons Virginia colonists were frustrated by the 1670s, including the price of tobacco, ...
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Auto-destructive art

In 1959 the German artist Gustav Metzger came up with a new and subversive form of art. He called it ...
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234 Richard Bushman, Farms & Farm Families in Early America

If we want to understand everyday life in early America we need to understand the everyday life of early American ...
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The first play on Broadway written by a black woman

'A Raisin in the Sun' opened on Broadway in 1959. It had an almost exclusively black cast and a black ...
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Bacon’s Rebellion, Part 1

For a long time Bacon’s Rebellion was primarily interpreted as a precursor to the Revolutionary War, with patriotic colonists rising ...
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Dennis Tito – the first space tourist

In April 2001 an American multi-millionaire paid Russia's space agency millions of dollars to blast him into space. He spent ...
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